PDF Version of Drinks Brochure 3 - Be strong, drink smart, drink water! (PDF 1623 KB)
Drink more water
Top tips for staying healthy!
- Reach for water first, it has no sugar and fixes your thirst
- Keep water in the fridge ready to drink
- Drink low fat milk everyday for calcium and other important nutrients
- Eat more fruit and limit fruit juice to half a cup occasionally
- Take water with you when you go out
* Diet and sugar free drinks also increase risk of tooth decay as they still contain acids which can damage teeth.
|Drink Type||Type of Sugar||Average Qty of Sugar (grams)||Average Qty of Sugar (teaspoons)|
|Water - "choose as your main drink throughout the day"||-||0||0|
|Milk (low fat) 250ml (1 cup)||natural sugar||14g||3 tsp|
|100% fruit juice 250ml||natural sugar||24g||6 tsp|
|Flavoured milk 300ml||added sugar - but has some healthy nutrients||28g||7 tsp|
|Flavoured fruit drink 250ml||high added sugar||27g||7 tsp|
|Energy drink||high added sugar||36g||8.5 tsp|
|Soft drink Can 375ml||high added sugar||38g||9 tsp|
|Soft drink buddy 600ml||high added sugar||64g||15 tsp|
|Soft drink 1.25 Ltr||high added sugar||137g||33 tsp|
Drinking too many drinks high in sugar can lead to:
- Tooth Decay
- Weight Gain
- Heart Disease
- Diabetes (Sugar Disease)
- Other Chronic Diseases
Increased weight can place strain on key organs like the heart and kidneys.
Sugary drinks are not good for you!
They add lots of extra sugar to our diet and don't have the healthy things our bodies need.
- 375ml can contains 9 teaspoons sugar
- 600ml buddy contains 15 teaspoons sugar
- 1.25ltr bottle contains 33 teaspoons sugar